Girish Karnard

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Birthday
19, 1938
Birthplace
Matheran, India
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Matheran, India

About

An award-winning playwright and Kannada filmmaker, he became one of India's leading public intellectuals. His notable dramatic works include Tughalak (1964) and Taledanda (1990).

Before Fame

In his youth, he joined an amateur theater group in Chennai and began writing plays steeped in mythology and philosophy.

Trivia

His enormous body of work earned great critical acclaim from both Indian and American filmmakers, authors, and critics.

Family Life

He was born in Matheran, Maharashtra. In his youth, he attended numerous traveling theater productions with his arts-enthusiast parents.

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Deepak Chopra was another prominent Indian author.

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